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WOSU has been very busy in the past couple weeks with our Curious Cbus project, where you ask the questions and we investigate the answer. We've reported on the end of the "Clintonville Kangaroo" saga and learned why there is an abandoned highway overpass downtown.

All of those stories are thanks to questions from you.

Why We All Scream When We Get Ice Cream Brain Freeze

Jul 31, 2017

Ah, the brain freeze — the signature pain of summer experienced by anyone who has eaten an ice cream cone with too much enthusiasm or slurped down a slushie a little too quickly.

But have you ever stopped mid-freeze to think about why our bodies react like this?

Well, researchers who study pain have, and some, like Dr. Kris Rau of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, say it's a good way to understand the basics of how we process damaging stimuli.

But first, a lesson in terminology.

It was 2 a.m. on a Sunday night in January 2016. Ben and Jerry's flavor guru, Kirsten Schimoler, had been at the ice cream plant in St. Albans, Vt., all weekend. Now she stood mesmerized in the wee hours as 180 cups of non-dairy almond "ice cream" whizzed past her every single minute.

Esther Honig

Sitting within an unassuming strip mall in north Columbus, Mardi Gras looks like just another ice cream store. Inside, the chilled glass countertop is filled with the typical flavors - mint chocolate chip, butter pecan and strawberry ice cream.

Turn to the adjacent wall, though, and you’ll see a large white board listing dozens of flavors found nowhere else - like kesar pista (a blend of saffron, cardamom and pistachio) or chickoo (a sweet tropical fruit originally found in Central America).

turkeyhill.com

Turkey Hill is recalling some mislabeled packages of ice cream.

Jeni's Scoop Shops To Reopen Saturday Night

Jun 19, 2015
Jeni's store
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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream announced Friday afternoon it will re-open tomorrow night after a week-long closure due to a second listeria contamination. 

Amazing Ice Creams to Make at Home

Oct 19, 2011

11:00 On this hour of "All Sides," we'll be talking with local Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams owner Jeni Britton Bauer about delicious ice creams that you can make at home. Guest

Do you love Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams? Jeni Britton Bauer, founder and owner of Jeni’s Ice Cream, joined All Sides with Ann Fisher on Thursday to talk about her new book, “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at Home.â€? Jeni has been making ice cream from scratch for more than 15 years, and continues to experiment with new flavors to create the best flavor possible. Jeni said the keys to the best possible ice cream are taste, texture, consistency, and finish. "I’m constantly trying new textures and flavors,â€? Jeni said.